I find it odd that gun owners don’t home carry. I guess they figure they’ll get some kind of heads-up before an attack. Alarm going off. Dog barking. Door crashing. Something. That they’ll have enough time to access a firearm in an emergency. Really? What part of speed, surprise and violence of action don’t bad guys understand?
Let’s not assume that an invader’s going to be some random rapist looking for a target of opportunity (i.e. an unlocked door). While “out of the blue” home invasions are mainstream media catnip, there are plenty of “hot burglaries.” Incidents where thieves target home owners with a known stash of jewelry, cash and/or drugs. If home invaders know you have guns — perhaps revealed by a “We Don’t Call 911” sign — they aren’t going to let you run a footrace to a firearm, are they?
When a newbie asks me to a recommend a home defense firearm, I tell them to home carry a pistol. When push comes to ballistic shove, a mouse gun in your pocket is better than an AR in the closet. Or the safe. At least initially. Do you home carry? What gun(s)? If you don’t home carry, why not?